Abroad Top Story

Impending war concerns as Russia says Ukraine talks hit ‘dead end’

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Olivier Hoslet/Pool via REUTERS. In picture above: U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg , Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko and Russian Deputy Defence Minister Colonel General Alexander Fomin are seen during NATO-Russia Council at the Alliance’s headquarters in Brussels, Belgium January 12, 2022. Olivier Hoslet/Pool via Read More…

Business SMEs Top Story

Nigerian startups help fight scourge of fake medicines

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Healthy Women. Startups in Nigeria are helping fight counterfeit pharmaceutical drugs in Africa’s most populous nation, where the prevalence rate of fake drugs is higher than the global average 10% and contributes to several deaths annually. The most counterfeited are drugs for anti-malaria, pain and antibiotics, according to the National Agency for Food Read More…

Abroad Africa Business Economy Top Story

Pan-African Payment Settlement Systems (PAPSS) makes commercial debut

Reading Time: 3 minutes A pan-African payment platform was inaugurated on Thursday by the trio of the African Union, African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) secretariat. Known as the Pan-African Payment and Settlement System (PAPSS), it is a cross-border, financial market platform that enables payment transactions across Africa. It is hoped that it Read More…

National Top Story

Nigeria lifts Twitter ban from midnight, government official says

Reading Time: 3 minutes Nigeria will lift a ban on Twitter from midnight after the social media platform agreed to open a local office, among other agreements, with Nigerian authorities, a senior government official said on Wednesday. In a statement issued by the Chairman Technical Committee Nigeria-Twitter Engagement and Director-General National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, Read More…

Metro Top Story

Ikoyi building collapse: construction began before approval was granted – LASBCA

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja. The Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA), said before a Coroner’s Inquest to the collapse of the 21-storey building at Gerard Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, that construction of the three high-rise blocks began before provisional approval was granted. Counsel for LASBCA, Mr A.S Odugbemi, made the assertion while questioning Mr Muritala Olawale, Read More…

Business Economy Top Story

W/Bank projects Nigeria’s growth to strengthen by 2.5% in 2022

Reading Time: 4 minutes As the global economy enters a pronounced slowdown amid fresh threats from COVID-19 variants and others, Nigeria’s growth is projected to strengthen to 2.5 per cent in 2022 and 2.8 per cent in 2023. The World Bank said this in Washington at the presentation of its January 2022 Global Economic Prospects report. According to it, Read More…

Crime Drug Trafficking Metro Top Story

Comedian De General, 3 others caught in hard drug caper

Reading Time: 2 minutes A skit maker, Sunday Joshua, popularly known on social media as “De-General” has been arrested by men of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). Disclosing this in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday, the Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, Mr Femi Babafemi said the suspect was arrested in the early hours of Wednesday, Read More…

Sports Tennis Top Story

Djokovic sorry for COVID mistakes, visa for Australian Open still in doubt

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Loren Elliott. World tennis No. 1 and vaccine opponent Novak Djokovic blamed “human error” on Wednesday for a mistake in his Australian immigration paperwork and apologised for breaking isolation for a photoshoot when he had COVID-19 last month. The 34-year-old Serbian superstar is chasing a record-breaking 21st Grand Slam victory at the Australian Read More…

Football Sports Top Story

‘Chairman’ Chukwu salutes Super Eagles for first AFCON win

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Getty Images. Former Coach and Captain of the Green Eagles (later christened Super Eagles), Christian Chukwu, has hailed the Super Eagles resilience and hard work in winning the first match at the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). Chukwu who is popularly known as ‘Chairman’, bared his thoughts to the News Agency Read More…